5. Colorful New Exhibits at Studio Museum in Harlem
The Studio Museum in Harlem explores the domain of home, as the viewer examines the intersection of race, class, gender and socioeconomic policy in Rodney McMillan’s exhibit Views of Main Street. Bringing together twenty pieces, from painting and sculpture to video and performance, Mr. McMillian uses basic symbols of domesticity to scrutinize the myth of a universal, middle-class “Main Street.” Highlighting economic distress, home foreclosures, and unemployment, he hopes to bring about discussion, and he challenges the terms that government and the media use to discuss justice, democracy and rights of citizens in the private space. Views of Main Street is one of seven exhibits opening on March 24 through June 26. The Studio Museum in Harlem is located at 144 West 125th Street.